I listened to this album twice in succession today. I may even listen to it on my drive home (Yes. Yes I did). I haven't done that in a long time.
I couldn't put my finger on exactly what it was that made it stand out. The ingredients do not suggest greatness (3 man garage rock). But something about it suggests more than that. Hints of greatness. It's like you're listening to a classic rock station blaring out nameless 60's rock hits, but they've somehow updated it to modern standards. I went and read the Pitchfork review and they put all of the success on the singers shoulders. Perhaps that is it. Regardless, have a listen.